These are a bunch of football helmets autographed by great players like Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr., Reggie White and the Mannings. And this is us telling you that they could be sitting in your living room one game day soon. It’s also us name-dropping.
Things to do for October 05, 2016
This New Brunch Place Defies Notions of Time and Space
So That’s Nice. But Also, There’s a Sausage Battle Royale.By Sam Eichner
Go, Speed Weekend, go.
This May Yield Some Very Fine Date Nights
Ear Taxi is a six-day contemporary classical music festival, during which you can take a date to...
—A classical composition from indie-rock band Tortoise.
—A superstar soprano’s concert of songs inspired by poet Carl Sandburg.
—An electronic fable about solitude.
Scratch that last one.
All Brunch, All the Time
To hell with the weekend. You want brunch now. And you’re going to get it at Hutch American Café, the new all-day, every-day bruncheteria in River North that’ll sate your cravings for fried chicken and biscuits, tenderloin benedicts and Bloody Marys whenever they may arise. Fair.
Your New Happy Place in Lincoln Park
Willow Room is a swanky new lounge near Steppenwolf where you can enjoy a glass of wine and eat duck prosciutto and fine Wisconsin cheeses. Maybe you’ll go before a show. Maybe you’ll go after a show. Maybe you’ll go on a random Tuesday. Random Tuesdays work, too.
“Bye, Andersonville. Hi, West Loop.” —⁠Notre
Bad news: Notre’s Andersonville shop is temporarily closed. Good news: They’ve got a spartan new West Loop outpost with a gallery of shoes (read: Horween leather boots) and other fall-forward items like garment-dyed bombers and A.P.C. denim. Not news: Your attitude toward fall-forward items.
This Sunday, the Polish-Korean sausage pros at Kimski/Maria’s are hosting a sausage battle royale. Three sausages (from Publican Quality Meats, Haymarket and Kimski) will vie for your vote. There’ll also be a sausage-eating contest and a relay race with a sausage baton. As if there weren’t enough sausage involved already.